If you’re dealing with dry skin on your face, you’re not alone. Dry facial skin affects many people whether they have eczema or not. You may have tried a variety of skincare products only to find that the dryness persists or that irritation results. That’s because many skin care products actually contain harsh chemicals or ingredients that can do more harm than good. Let’s talk about dealing with dry skin on the face as well as the best moisturizer for dry skin on face.
Why is my face dry?
There could be a few reasons why you may be experiencing dry skin on the face. Some people are born with naturally dry skin while others have more oily skin. Perhaps you notice that your skin gets drier under certain conditions. For example, you may notice that your skin tends to get dry during the cold, winter months. This is because there is naturally less moisture in the air when temperatures are lower. You may also notice that your skin gets drier as you age. As the body gets older, it naturally produces less oil. According to research, approximately 50% of adults over age 40 suffer from dry skin. Dry facial skin can also be the result of beauty products that strip the skin of its natural oils. This can include anything from makeup, soaps, and creams.
Eczema and Dry Skin
Is your skin naturally dry or could it be eczema? Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects around 10-20% of the population. Although it usually develops during childhood, it can occur at any age. In some cases, it develops during adulthood. An inflammatory skin condition, it’s characterized by patches or red, scaly, dry, and extremely itchy skin. The exact cause of eczema isn’t known but it’s believed to be linked to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
A key reason that eczema is associated with dry skin is that people with eczema have a damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture. That’s why people with eczema suffer from chronic dryness and the accompanying itchiness that results from dry skin. It’s this damaged skin barrier that also makes the skin more sensitive to external factors like chemicals in beauty products, irritating fabrics like wool, and contact with pollen, sweat, or pet fur.
The Best Dry Face Skin Natural Remedies
When dealing with dry skin on the face, it’s extra important to use clean beauty products as facial skin is more delicate. The last thing you want is to irritate your facial skin and develop a red rash on your face!
As a natural skincare company, we fully stand behind clean beauty as it’s safer for your skin and our environment. That’s why we love this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. It’s made with just 6 all-natural ingredients, all of which were chosen by an eczema mother who searched high and low for a solution to heal her son’s skin. The result is a nourishing oil-based balm that works in harmony with your skin rather than against it. Your sensitive skin will love its soft, buttery texture. Safe and effective for babies and adults, you can apply this gentle cream anywhere on the body from head to toe. That includes fragile areas like the eyelids and lips too. When applying a cream to your face, be sure to do a small patch test first just to make sure your skin doesn’t react negatively.
You may also like this Love Your Face Bundle which includes the Organic Manuka SKin Soothing Cream mentioned above and this gentle Remedywear Face Mask. It’s a perfect choice for people with sensitive facial skin that gets easily irritated when wearing cotton or synthetic face masks.